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12 Years a Slave bookies’ favourite for Bafta triumph

| 09.01.2014

Following the announcement of this year’s Bafta nominations, leading bookmaker Coral has opened betting, making 12 Years a Slave the red-hot favourite at 2-5 to win Best Film, while Gravity is almost just as fancied at 4-9 to win the award for Outstanding British Film.

British star Chiwetel Ejiofor is the 1-3 odds-on favourite to take the best actor prize for his role in 12 Years A Slave, while Cate Blanchet is even shorter at 1-4 to take home Best Actress for Blue Jasmine. Best Director is shaping up to be a more competitive category, but Alfonso Cuaron heads the betting at 1-2, ahead of Steve McQueen at 7-4.

“This year’s Bafta film awards have already attracted huge betting interest and patriotic punters are queuing up to get behind Steve McQueen’s masterpiece 12 Years a Slave, after the critically acclaimed film received ten nominations,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

** Best Film

2-5 12 Years a Slave, 11-4 Gravity, 8-1 American Hustle, 20-1 Philomena, 33-1 Captain Phillips

** Outstanding British Film

4-9 Gravity, 3-1 Philomena, 10-1 Saving Mr Banks, 11-1 Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, 22-1 Rush, 33-1 The Selfish Giant

** Actor

1-3 Chiwetel Ejiofor, 4-1 Leonardo DiCaprio, 10-1 Bruce Dem, , 14-1 Tom Hanks, 16-1 Christian Bale

** Actress

1-4 Cate Blanchett, 7-2 Sandra Bullock, 16-1 Judi Dench, 16-1 Emma Thompson, 40-1 Amy Adams

** Supporting Actor

1-3 Michael Fassbender, 5-1 Bradley Cooper, 7-1 Barkhad Adbi, 12-1 Daniel Bruhl, 20-1 Matt Damon,

** Supporting Actress

4-6 Lupita Nyong’o , 2-1 Jennifer Lawrence, 5-1 Oprah Winfrey, 25-1 Julia Roberts, 40-1 Sally Hawkins

** Director

1-2 Alfonso Cuaron, 7-4 Steve McQueen, 12-1 David O’Russell, 28-1 Martin Scorsese,  50-1 Paul Greengrass

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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social